, but it did. those are two 2012 success stories that explain how robust corporate america really is and how unheralded that development is. what else? how about that the united states is producing more oil than any time in the last 17 years and producing enough to make along with canada and mexico our continent self-sufficient? plus if we were ever to harness our natural gas as a surface fuel, surface vehicles, we would become nationally self-sufficient. can you imagine what that could do? the ability to put millions to work to move this stuff to where it needs to be, pipelines, drilling, or to make our nation a better, cheaper, safer place to build a business and ultimately lower the price of gasoline, at least in some areas. this wasn't supposed to happen. as big a story as this was in 2012, you know what? it's going to be much bigger in 2013 as we hear about the new plants and factories we built here to take advantage of a relatively inexpensive oil and our incredibly cheap nat gas. how about the state of our company's balance sheets? again, not talked about enough. ♪ hallelujah weren'